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Book Review: Beholden by Corinne Michaels

Catherine Pope got a second chance at love, only to have it ripped away—again. She should’ve known better. 

But she dared to hope. 

She refuses to let fate take the reins this time. Catherine decides she’s going to fight.

Jackson Cole risked it all.

He thought this time would be different.

With his loyalties pulling him in two directions—it’s time to make a choice…his past or his future.

Will they be beholden to their fears or will they both fight against their demons and finally find the love they both long for?

I was blown away earlier this year when I read Corinne Michaels debut novel, Beloved. I was stunned. This was one of those books that had you thinking, how is this, this authors first book??? So, I’ve been sitting here, impatiently waiting for Beholden to come out, and it was so worth the wait!!!!!

Beholden picks up right where the brutal cliffhanger in Beloved left off. Jackson has been injured and Catherine is right there, standing by his side. There are so many questions that need to be answered. But their love is strong enough to give them a second chance…Just when things are finally looking up for Jackson and Catherine, a secret comes out that has the possibility to destroy everything they’ve fought so hard for. Will Catherine be able to move on and forgive Jackson? Can their love be repaired? 

“I was ready to fight everything for him. Then he ripped me apart and left me! He fucking left me and didn’t look back.”

I don’t even know where to start with this. Once again, Corinne has completely consumed me with her writing. I felt each emotion the characters were experiencing as if they were my own. I got lost and was completely consumed by Jackson and Catherine’s story, not wanting to miss a single moment. 

“How is it possible to love someone this much but hurt so much more? He’s taken my heart and I don’t know that I’ll ever get it back”

Catherine and Jackson’s journey has been anything but easy. The path was difficult, but no one said being in love was easy. Love is messy and complicated, but when you have something worth fighting for, you never want to let it go! That’s one of the things that I loved most about Catherine and Jackson. They both fought so hard for their love and even when things seemed bleak, they didn’t give up!

“All I want is to stay in this moment forever. Just the two of us tonight, because I don’t want this night to end. I want to freeze time and live right here forever”

The bar was set high for me, for Beholden and I’m so glad that I was not let down. Beholden will make you laugh, cry, swoon and maybe even yell at your kindle(I had a few of those moments)……I loved the angst and romance.

The characters are amazing. Even those secondary characters, they held their own and added so much to the story.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Corinne Michaels is definitely an author that you will want to watch for. Beholden was such an enjoyable read! I can’t wait to see where Corinne Michaels will take us next!



*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

*Teaser credit via author’s FB page


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